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5.6.A Describe Incidents That Advance The Story Or Novel

Quiz by Texas Education Agency

Grade 5
ELAR (2009)
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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  • Q1
    How is Brody able to solve his problem?
    Cynthia realizes that the team practiced the wrong route.
    Cynthia suggests using inside ladders to reach the flight deck.
    The team helps him plan a route to the flight deck.
    The captain gives him another chance to lead his team.
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q2
    Before the members of Team Brody can succeed on a timed task, it is necessary for them to —
    practice skills at different training stations
    demonstrate that they can tie knots
    learn to use the safety equipment
    know where the nearest hatch is located
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q3
    The narrator’s actions in paragraphs 11 through 16 of the story show that he —
    often gets what he wants without much effort
    is determined to achieve his goals
    relies on others to think of solutions to his problems
    knows he should give money away instead of spending it
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q4
    According to the story, the reason the narrator doesn’t initially have enough money to buy the pencils is that —
    he has spent his money on things he doesn’t need
    school supplies are expensive
    the sales tax is too high
    he has damaged someone’s property
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q5
    Based on their actions described in the story, the narrator’s parents most likely think it is important to —
    find hobbies that require artistic ability
    buy gifts to give to neighbors
    pick up money when it is found on the street
    help children take responsibility for their behavior
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q6
    Which sentences best help to create suspense in the story?
    I dumped the coins out onto the counter. “Just right,” she announced.
    I looked toward the counter. She held up a set of the pencils.
    I hurried to the school supply section. The pencils were gone.
    “They’d come to $3.22,” she reported. “Shall I ring them up for you?”
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q7
    What is Roddy’s reason for moving the doghouse soon after he overhears his mother’s telephone conversation?
    He wants to spend time with Jacob before a new dog keeps him too busy.
    He wants to show that he can be responsible enough to own a dog.
    He thinks repairing the doghouse will be a fun project.
    He is expecting to meet Princess on his way home with the doghouse.
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q8
    How does Jacob know that the girl is telling the truth about being Princess?
    She is able to describe Roddy’s bedroom.
    She offers to help the boys without being asked.
    She is excited to hear that Roddy is getting a dog.
    She points out that the doghouse is in need of repairs.
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q9
    Which sentence best foreshadows what happens at the end of the story?
    “You taking that thing to the dump?”
    “We might be doing all this work for nothing.”
    “So Linda needs someone to take care of her own dog, Princess, for a week.”
    “He’s getting a dog, and it’s going to need a house.”
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q10
    Why does the peasant want to meet with the prince?
    To help the merchant find his bag of money
    To convince the prince to let him keep all the merchant’s money
    Because the prince calls for the peasant to appear before him
    Because the merchant implies that the peasant is a thief
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q11
    Which sentence from the story hints that the merchant plans to trick the peasant?
    Each time the merchant came to a crossroads, he told everyone that he would give one hundred lei to anyone who found the money.
    The merchant trusted no one, so he went aside to count the money.
    To his surprise, all one thousand coins were still in the bag.
    He wondered how he could get out of his promise and still appear to be fair.
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q12
    What is the best summary of the story?
    A peasant finds a bag of money behind a fish market and returns it to a merchant for a reward. The merchant refuses to pay the reward. The peasant goes to the prince and tells his story. The merchant also tells his story. The bag is supposed to have 1,000 coins but has only 900. The prince listens to both the peasant and the merchant.
    A merchant travels to Romania, where he loses a bag of money. He says that he will give 100 coins to the person who finds it. A peasant finds the bag and returns it to the merchant. The merchant tells the peasant that the bag is missing the reward money. The peasant says that he did not take any money out of the bag. The prince gives the bag of money to the peasant.
    One day a Romanian prince asks a peasant and a merchant to appear in his chambers to talk about a bag of money. The merchant says the peasant took some money out of the bag. The prince can tell that the merchant is greedy. He holds up the money bag. It is made of leather just like other money bags. The prince says the bag does not belong to the merchant.
    After losing a bag of money, a merchant promises a reward of 100 coins for its return. When the bag is returned by a peasant, the merchant tries to avoid paying the reward by saying the peasant took some of the money. They both go before a Romanian prince. The prince uses the merchant’s statements against him to reward the peasant.
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q13
    Which idea is developed throughout the story?
    The dog’s concern that he and Lewis have explored the same area
    The dog’s shock at Lewis’s actions
    The dog’s determination to prevent anything from coming between him and Lewis
    The dog’s belief that he is much smarter than the calf
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction
  • Q14
    What is the best summary of paragraphs 1 through 5?
    The dog is taking his usual walk with Lewis when they meet a buffalo calf. The dog thinks the calf is behaving strangely around Lewis.
    While Lewis and the dog are on a walk, a buffalo calf joins them. Because the calf follows Lewis closely, the dog thinks of a plan to scare it away.
    The dog notices that a buffalo calf is following Lewis. The dog decides that he had better stay close to Lewis instead of exploring the area.
    Lewis and the dog enjoy walking together, and on this day, they are traveling near the banks of a river. A buffalo calf ignores the dog and follows Lewis.
    60s
    5.6.A: Reading - Comprehension of Literary Text - Fiction

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